The Yomiuri Giants submitted a request to the Tokyo District Court on May 21 to have Hidetoshi Kiyotake's mobile phone records released by his carrier. Hiroharu Yoshimine, Kiyotake's lawyer, informed the media on Monday that the Giants withdrew their request on June 15.
According to Yoshimine, the Giants wanted the courts to secure Kiyotake's mobile phone records as evidence he contacted a third party and leaked company secrets.
"It is obvious the Giants withdrew their request because they were afraid it would be turned down," said Yoshimine.
The Giants response: "We considered a third-party opinion and decided to withdraw the request on our own volition."
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/18/2012